According to a new study, just 100mg pill a day for six weeks significantly reduced circulation issued in men.
At the beginning of the study, 70 percent of the 184 men - who had an average age of 48 - could not achieve an erection. However, by the end of the study, most found their 'erectile function score' went up from 14.3 out of 30 (less than 50 per cent) to 21.3 (more than 75 per cent) , based on the universally accepted Index of Erectile Function scale.
Those statistics aren't far off the success rate marketed by Viagra - between 48 per cent and 81 per cent.
The study was conducted by the Istanbul Medipol Univesity and is the first to assess how therapy to thin platelets in the blood could impact erectile dysfunction, despite previous studies linking arousal issues with high platelet volume.
Lead author Dr Zeki Bayraktar explained some men have a larger platelet volume than others. According to him these larger platelets produce more thromboxane, which is known to be 'the most potent' blocking agent to circulation.
However, some urologists have warned men to take the research with a pinch of salt, since the study did not involve a large proportion of patients with conditions that carry the highest risk of erectile dysfunction, such as diabetes, hypertension, and coronary artery disease....